Symbolising America by Emilee

imagesCAR6EP3HThere is a value in performing anthropology from a multi-faceted perspective in American culture. Studying subgroups such as minorities provides a better understanding of the complexity contained in modern society. Due to things such as wealth disparity, institutionalized racism, and inequity in general, it is important to understand the effects this has on cultural diversity of Americans. The article explains that culture is not implicit with the elite members of society. What I took from reading this is that anthropologists have the responsibility of performing research in a democratic manner. It is not possible to make “blanket” statements to describe U.S. culture since it is made up of a tapestry of individuals and subcultures.

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